Health / Medicine

Kenyan pipeline, health insurance fund officials charged over graft

Kenyan pipeline, health insurance fund officials charged over graft

Published 10/12/2018

NAIROBI (Reuters) - A Kenyan court on Monday charged senior officials from the state-run oil pipeline and others from the state health insurance fund for [more…]

Bug business: Cockroaches corralled by the millions in China to…

Bug business: Cockroaches corralled by the millions in China to…

Published 10/12/2018

JINAN, China (Reuters) - In the near pitch-dark, you can hear them before you see them - millions of cockroaches scuttling and fluttering across stacks [more…]

Exclusive: Dutch hospitals to drop U.S. body brokers, cite ethical…

Exclusive: Dutch hospitals to drop U.S. body brokers, cite ethical…

Published 10/12/2018

AMSTERDAM - Two major Dutch hospitals say they will stop importing human body parts from American firms, which they have been doing without any regulation [more…]

China reports new African swine fever outbreaks in Shaanxi, Guizhou…

China reports new African swine fever outbreaks in Shaanxi, Guizhou…

Published 10/12/2018

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s agriculture ministry said on Monday two new African swine fever outbreaks were reported in Shaanxi and Guizhou provinces. The new case [more…]

China bans raising pigs in wild boar areas to block swine fever

China bans raising pigs in wild boar areas to block swine fever

Published 10/12/2018

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s agriculture ministry said on Monday it will ban pig farming in areas inhabited by wild boars to prevent the spread of [more…]

Scientists to test tailor-made vaccine tech to fight epidemics

Scientists to test tailor-made vaccine tech to fight epidemics

Published 10/12/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - A global coalition set up to fight disease epidemics is investing up to $8.4 million to develop a synthetic vaccine system that [more…]

Esports: Head coach resigns after remarks about mental health

Esports: Head coach resigns after remarks about mental health

Published 09/12/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Brandon ‘Saintvicious’ DiMarco has resigned as head coach of esports team FlyQuest after a furious reaction to his comments deriding mental health [more…]

Brain implants might one day help paralyzed patients use tablets

Brain implants might one day help paralyzed patients use tablets

Published 07/12/2018

(Reuters Health) - - Paralyzed people might one day be able to operate smartphones and tablets just by thinking about the actions they want to [more…]

Breast cancer survivors may have lingering mental health effects

Breast cancer survivors may have lingering mental health effects

Published 07/12/2018

(Reuters Health) - - Breast cancer survivors may be more likely to experience anxiety, depression, sleep troubles and other mental health issues than women who [more…]

Food-benefits recipients need a better shopping experience

Food-benefits recipients need a better shopping experience

Published 07/12/2018

(Reuters Health) - Parents who receive supplemental food vouchers for grocery shopping need a better retail experience to make the most of the benefits, U.S. [more…]